Labor Practices in Ryanair, IALPA very Critical,
The IALPA is critical of the practice of cabin crew’s paying for their training, not only in principle but also because it has significant implications for cabin crew employed from central and eastern European countries. The union argues that such staff would have to take loans of approximately € 3,000 to € 5,000 (approximately US$4,000 to US$6,680) to pay for the training, thereby becoming a form of "indentured labor" that "could not afford to walk out after a week because they have a loan" (IALPA union official, interview). Once crew’s training period is finished, the union claims that they are often not directly employed by Ryanair but by an agency. The union also criticized what they suggested was Ryanair’s policy of a deliberate high turnover of staff. The union hypothesized on the reasons for such a practice:Let’s say you take cabin crew in, get a year/18 months out of them, they haven’t moved up an incremental scale if there were an incremental scale. They are, by and large, too young to be in the pension scheme so [Ryanair] is not going to incur a pension cost. They’re certainly not going to become established and secure and start banging on about their rights and joining trade unions and anything like that so [Ryanair] has a deliberate strategy of keeping people for a short period of time, working them extremely hard then turn them over again. (IALPA union official, interview)
Probationary Cabin Crew are turned over IALPA,they are TERMINATED for profit... All unions need to support week of action 12th March 2012.............